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Election 2016

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

Walker? Romney?! Really?!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Suddenly, it's 2016. Try to contain your excitement... ...

What Will 2016 Mitt Romney Say About Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Unlike those of the other possible candidates of the GOP establishment, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, Romney's positions on gays have been more defined and extreme -- and more consistent and reiterated much more recently, especially since he veered far right in the primaries in 2012. Any change will be seen as a yet another major flip-flop.

Challenge and Opportunity for Progressives

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

No challenge in the Democratic Party will have legs unless people are in motion, mobilizing, challenging business as usual, and forcing politicians to get outside of their comfort zone. Dislodging the entrenched interests and big money that dominate our politics won't be easy.

Introducing HuffPost's 'Trail To The Chief'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

The 2016 presidential election is in full swing, despite no potential candidate "officially" announcing a White House bid yet. But let's be honest, ma...

Al Franken Realizes Mid-Sentence That He's Endorsing Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, even if he didn't realize it at first. "I think...

Midterm Election Lessons, One Month Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When voters pass minimum wage hikes in four of the reddest states--Alaska, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas--but still reject Democrats nationally and, perhaps more troublesome, even locally, that should tell you something. It also provides more clarity in terms of the lessons of this election.

Guns and Cigarettes: How We Measure Liberty

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Both guns and tobacco are intrinsically dangerous. Either might have redeeming value to be sure (defense and social pleasure, respectively), but an imaginary world in which there were no guns and no tobacco would be, well, safer. And neither should be the focus of the debate on American liberty.

Bernie Sanders: Approving Keystone XL 'Makes No Sense To Me'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

As the Senate prepares to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reiterated his position that he doesn’t want it to...

Why Election Day Should Be a National Holiday

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The goal of making Election Day a national holiday is not only to make it easier for people to vote, but to increase attention on the need for us to move toward a vibrant democracy.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Are Surprisingly Ready To Bring On 2016 | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

The 2014 midterms are barely over, yet most Americans are apparently ready to do it again, a HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Fifty-four percent of Amer...

Can Lisa Simpson Become President?

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

So who do I mean by a real-life "Lisa Simpson"? I mean someone who is super bright, hard-working, ambitious, with an unshakeable moral core, but who is from a working class family who doesn't have any natural political connections, like being named Kennedy or Bush.

Why the Democrats Are Poised to Recover in 2016

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The results were brutal, but expected and not out of line with other second-term midterm elections. That being said, there are a few silver linings that bode well for Dems and progressives.

Paul Krugman: How About A Clinton-Warren Ticket Instead Of A Matchup?

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Nobel Prize-winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has an interesting vision of the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket: Hillary Clinton for pr...

Super PAC Really Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

MSNBC | Alex Seitz-Wald | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Ready for Warren, the super PAC formed to draft Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race, is expanding its team and hiring org...

Sanders Slams 'Pathetic' Dem Strategy

Salon | Thomas Frank | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Senator Bernie Sanders sits down with Salon to talk inequality, the GOP, and whether or not he'll run for president....

Christie's The Latest Potential 2016 Contender To Visit This Key State

AP | By BRUCE SMITH | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy Tuesday about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates ...

Getting Ready for Hillary

Courtney Sokol | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Courtney Sokol

In just about every interview former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does, she is pressed on the issue of running in 2016. She wrote the book, she...

Dem Governor Laying Groundwork In Iowa

AP | KEN THOMAS and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley's latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling ...

The 2012, 2014, 2016 Elections -- What About the Moms?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

During the 2012 election cycle, the online gathering place for mothers, CafeMom, attended the national conventions of both the Republican and Democrat...

Why Scott Walker Will Never Be President

The Nation | John Nichols | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

Scott Walker, an ardent Ronald Reagan fan from his youth, was never likely to follow Reagan’s footsteps to the White House. The Wisconsin governor l...

Kate Sheppard

Podesta Says White House Is Ready To Spar Over Power Plant Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House senior counselor John Podesta challenged the assumption that new rules on carbon emissions from power plants, which the admi...

Rand Paul Thinks Ted Cruz Would Be A 'Friendly' White House Rival

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and Texas counterpart Ted Cruz will be "friendly competitors" should both run for p...

God Gave Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson to Democrats. Thank You, Lord, for This Gift.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The camouflaged, bearded duck hunter in the sky, in his infinite wisdom and vendetta against mallards, gave liberals everywhere a gift. His name is Phil Robertson and his controversial comments on homosexuals, Satan in politics and God are well-documented.

Fox News Jumps On Board The New Birther Meme: Hillary's Brain

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It'll be Brain-Damage-Gate and Benghazi-Gate. If they're not flogging either of those topics, it'll be a journey through the space-time continuum to the jolly old '90s, with all of the Bill Clinton-era conspiracy theories re-emerging like a zombie apocalypse.